PUBLISHED: 09:03, Mon, Jan 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 09:03, Mon, Jan 11, 2021
NCIS has been off-air since early December as fans eagerly await the return of the crime procedural. The show will not be airing this week in its usual time slot of Tuesday evenings either. Here is everything you need to know about why it isn’t on and when it will be returning.
NCIS Los Angeles and NCIS New Orleans are back on CBS but there is still no sign of the original series.
This has left viewers wondering why exactly the crime drama is not airing this week.
Viewers last watched a new episode of NCIS season back on December 12.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Since then, the show has been on its festive break, which it takes every year.
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However, this year has been slightly longer than its spin-off shows.
There is no clear reason for this but it could be to do with there being fewer episodes this year.
Instead of the usual 24, there will be only 16 episodes due to filming restrictions in place for coronavirus Covid-19.
As a result, the CBS hit might be hoping to space out its new episodes a bit more.
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However, fans do not have too long to wait before it returns to the channel.
The series will be airing a double bill on Tuesday, January 19 with episodes